Nearly a week after the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka killed more than 250 people, authorities now confirm the alleged ringleader died in one of the bombings.
Sri Lanka’s president says the radical preacher died, along with others, at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo.
Authorities now believe around 130 suspects linked to Islamic State were in the country and police are hunting for seventy who are still at large.
Meanwhile, Muslim worshippers defied warnings to stay at home and not attend friday prayers.
A small number gathered outside mosques in silent protest against extremism and radical groups.
The archbishop in Sri Lanka says Sunday mass has been cancelled throughout the country until further notice.
Both the U.S. and Great Britain are urging those visiting Sri Lanka to stay off the streets this weekend in an abundance of caution.
Source: NewsNet | Sri Lankan Authorities Confirm Bombing’s Ringleader Killed in Blast